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Book 3, First to Fight

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These U.S. Marines are always the first to fight when it comes to their country…or the women they love.

Former U.S. Marine Jack Walker never backs down from a fight. As a former trainer for MCMAP, he’s no stranger to the strength it takes to best even the fiercest of opponents. He met his match in the woman he’s loved since they were teenagers, Sofia Varano. He would have done anything for her, until she left him without an explanation.

When her mother dies and leaves her two younger brothers with nowhere else to go, Sofie has no choice but to return home to take care of them, even if it means facing the man she left behind. Jack wants answers, but for Sofie the truth is so much harder to share than the lie she’s lived with for ten years.

As old threats resurface, Sofie will have to trust Jack with the secrets that tore them apart if she wants a second chance at his heart.

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Customer Reviews

Jack and Sofie's story is one that is unforgettable!

A story of love, heartbreak, fighting, surviving, and rebuilding! I absolutely loved it!!!
10 years ago, best friends Jack and Sofie fell in love. Even though he was going into the Marines and she was headed off to college, they were unable to deny their feelings. However, someone else destroyed it all in the blink of an eye.
Sofie has pretty much stayed away from her hometown in the past 10 years but when her mother passes away, she is the only one left who can care for her 2 younger brothers. Seeing Jack around all the time, it's hard to not think of what could of been. When old threats resurface, she turns to Jack with the secrets that tore them apart.
Jack has loved Sofie his whole life and has always wondered what happened. When she re-enters his life and confides in him the secrets of their past, he is determined to protect her family and her. Will they be able to have their second chance or will the threats of the past be too detrimental?

Great Romance!

This is the second book in this series and I loved it just as much as the first one. I'm definitely looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
Sophie and Jack were young when they fell in love, but all they could see was their love not the problems that come with a long distance romance.
Things traggically change one night and Sophie doesn't know what to do so she runs. She runs as far as she can and as fast as she can.
She knows that in order to survive she must get far away from her home town and never return even though it is soul crushing to leave her family and Jack.
Jack isn't surprised when Sophie returns after hearing about her mother's death, but he is surprised that she doesn't want to stay and care for her brothers in order to keep them out of foster care. What would make her leave town and keep her away from her family all of these years? What secrets is she keeping from them all?
They couldn't deny their feelings for another or that they still love each other, but what happened all of those years ago needs to come out and be dealt with in order for them to move ahead in their relationship.
I was given an ARC for an honest review. All conclusions are mine and mine alone.

Can you survive

Two young people in love and planning for the future, then a tragedy happens that pulls them apart.

I loved that not only was this story told in dual POV but in past and present also. You will slowly learn what happened to tear Jack and Sophie apart. Will they get a second chance at love? This is a story of the will to survive and finding solace with family when you need to. Sophie ran from her life to protect her family and Jack but what will happen when she returned to take care of her brothers in the time of need. When her demons return will her family be hurt?

The characters were well written and you felt their feelings from love to pain. Ms. Blanchard did a great job of slowly revealing the past and what happens to Sophie. She also kept you on the edge of your seat waiting for the shoe to drop. I was always waiting for the demon to show up.

Great intense and emotional read.

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  • $3.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Suspense
  • Published: Apr 26, 2016
  • Publisher: Bolero Books, LLC
  • Seller: Bolero Books LLC
  • Print Length: 271 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 3, First to Fight
  • Version: 1.2
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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